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InfoWorld: The rise of Node.js: JavaScript graduates to the server

February 7th, 2012

Although it is just three years old, Node.js is gaining traction as an application development platform, letting developers extend JavaScript beyond the browser and into servers. But questions remain about JavaScript's appropriateness on servers and developers' readiness to use it. Invented by Joyent developer Ryan Dahl, Node.js -- or simply Node -- is getting endorsements from established companies such as Microsoft and Yahoo, as well as from smaller ventures. Geared to network… Read More ›

Structure Research: Joyent raises $85m; building out footprint through partners, direct

February 7th, 2012

Summary: We had a chance to speak with Joyent about some of its latest developments.   Details: Joyent recently raised an $85m funding round, with the majority investment provided by European group Weather Investment II. Weather Investment II is a strategic investor in telecommunications companies. Telefónica Digital also participated in the round. Telefónica Digital is a strategic arm of the telco (of the same name). Telefónica: Joyent is working with… Read More ›

Silicon Angle: Joyent CEO Tells How Node.js Fits Into Mobile Strategy

February 6th, 2012

Joyent, the California-based cloud computing startup founded by Jason Hoffman, caught up with John Furrier and Alex Williams at the Cube to talk about Node’s strategy and technical impact. He discussed everything Node.js at the first NodeSummit in San Francisco. In a conversation with own our John Furrier and Alex Williams, Hoffman discussed his company’s history, the recent massive funding round of $85 million, Node.js and its evolution in both the future of computing and today’s… Read More ›

VentureBeat: How a teen-founded company won the Node Jam

January 28th, 2012

January 28, 2012—- Five years ago, a fifteen-year-old student built a website; this week, the same website won the Node Jam at Node Summit, the conference focusing on all things Node.js. Quizlet is a site you might never have heard of unless you were a teen or an educator, yourself. The flashcard-focused site helps millions of students who need to memorize information and prepare for tests by making learning both fun and effective. The teenage founder, Andrew Sutherland (pictured), built… Read More ›

ITworld: The Grand /usr-fication of Linux

January 27th, 2012

January 27, 2012—- The Fedora Project is currently mounting a concerted effort to merge Linux filesystem directories into a more organized structure, an effort known as /usr merge. This is not really new news: I covered this back in November. But a new posting on FreeDesktop.org from systemd developer Lennart Poettering is seeking to dispel many of the arguments against such a merge, while touting the merger’s advantages. Poettering is not the initial proposer of /usr… Read More ›

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